Botulinum toxin (Botox) is a protein that weakens a muscle’s ability to function and is used for both cosmetic and medical purposes. With cosmetic procedures, Botox is used to treat lines and creases caused by facial expression. Botox is an effective treatment for reducing creases and expression lines and, therefore, giving a younger and smoother looking face.
Botox is used mainly to treat creases and expression lines on the forehead and areas between the eyebrows and around the eyes (the so-called laughter lines) although it can also used to treat creases on the lower half of the face.
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The Botox injection is a simple procedure that is carried out on an outpatient basis and can be combined with other facial rejuvenation techniques.
Duration of Botox
The Botox starts to take effect a few days after it has been applied and generally lasts for 3 and 6 months.
As the effect is not permanent, the treatment should be repeated periodically. The effects can be seen from the first session of treatment.
Side effects of Botox
Cosmetic Botox injections have very few side effects and they are very rare.